Connecticut could see some of the roughest weather we’ve had in months with a forecast that calls for strong winds and several inches of rain.

The worst of the weather is expected Tuesday night with the heaviest rain and strongest winds, gusting of up to 33 mph.

The wind could bring down a fair amount of leaves which could clog some drains and exacerbate any flooding potential.

“A cold front will approach the region tonight and slowly cross the area Tuesday into Wednesday,” the National Weather Service.

“Ahead of the front, gusty winds are expected with the potential for damaging wind gusts Tuesday and Tuesday night. The slow moving front will also bring heavy rain to the region, with 2 to 3 inches of rain likely and localized swaths of 3 to 5 inches possible.

“This presents an area wide threat for minor urban and small stream flooding, with alocalized threat for flash flooding.”

If there’s any good news in the forecast it’s much needed rain. Across southwest Connecticut, many areas are well below their normal rainfall totals New Haven has a more than 17-inch rainfall deficit, Danbury is minus 15 and the Greenwich/White Plains, N.Y. area about 10 inches below average.

Last week, U.S. Drought Monitor classified most of eastern Connecticut as having a moderate frought; southwest Connecticut is rated “abnormally dry.”

While the forecast could change, this is what the NWS expects to happen:

Areas of drizzle and showers are expected to begin early Tuesday morning.

Tuesday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog before 2 p.m. High near 71. South wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 63. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent . New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 inches possible.

Wednesday: Showers likely, mainly before 9 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 68. Southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.